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  •  2 hour

    Donne un aperçu de la conception d’une collectivité durable en mettant l’accent sur l’application des six principes de base de la planification pour intégrer les bâtiments dans les collectivités et créer ainsi des lieux de vie sains, tranquilles et respectueux de l’environnement.


  •  3.50 hour

    How to engage emerging practitioners in architecture, providing them with a voice and support while accruing benefit to practices and the profession as a whole? This question summarizes the goal of the recently formed RAIC Emerging Practitioners; an advocacy group for interns, students, and other emerging practitioners. This workshop session will be the formal unveiling of RAIC EP. We will begin with a brief presentation of the group's background, research, structure, and objectives. Roundtable and group discussions will then target communication between regulators, practitioners, academia and emerging practitioner. They will generate feedback on goals and priorities. This session offers a unique opportunity to learn about the organization and contribute to its development through your participation.


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  •  1 hour

    Basic introduction to trash, recycling and linen chute systems including NFPA and industry standard information.


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  •  1.50 hour

    The Halifax Central Library opened to an enthralled public in December 2014.  It is an example of an environmentally responsible community building, balancing architectural, social and environmental aspirations.  Designed in collaboration with the citizens of Halifax it has set a new standard for what can be achieved through community consultation. While targeting LEED Gold certification, the library's most important attribute is its contribution to social sustainability through multiple types of community spaces facilitating community focus and interaction. This presentation will describe the unique and lengthy design process that resulted in a social and cultural hub, successfully connecting an entire community.


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  •  1 hour

    This course is aimed at Contractors and their trades who are working on a LEED project pursuing the Materials and Resources prerequisite and credit for Construction and Demolition Waste Management in LEEDv4. This course will provide you with tools and resources to effectively manage the construction and demolition waste on your project in order to meet LEED requirements.

    This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

    In order to download this course, a USD $50.00 fee must be paid.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of display wall technologies and their differences for consideration when designing and specifying a dynamic and engaging display wall.


  •  1.5 hour

    Sustainability through multi-attribute assessments are introduced to help the building professional utilize more comprehensive sources. This course addresses new techniques, risks, and basic leadership skills for successful sustainable projects. Furthermore, it looks at how design and construction teams can cooperate with material suppliers in tracing a material’s life-cycle from raw material extraction, manufacture, installation, and finally, material end-of-life considerations. The new Green Building Design and Construction, LEED version 4 (v4) rating system, is evaluated for its incorporation of a multi-attribute focus on building materials and resources.

    This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

    In order to download this course, a USD $75.00 fee must be paid.


  •  1.5 hour

    Provides an overview of how designers and engineers have moved from their basic 2D environment, into a highly intelligent, collaborative world based in the cloud. Design, construction, and building maintenance will never be the same.


  •  1.50 hour

    In recent years, the field of building performance analyses, including energy modeling and simulation, has made big leaps forward concerning information that can be made available to architects early in the design process and can be used to inform schematic and conceptual design. However, often architects are not yet well connected to this resource and lack access to the information that might be desirable. In this session, we will discuss an example where we successfully used energy simulations, natural ventilation simulations, and thermal comfort assessments to inform program and form of a tall residential tower.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of how a collaborative team effort between the owner, designers and contractors can establish project goals for sustainability and energy efficiency that result in LEED® certification of a healthcare facility.

    This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of code requirements pertaining to commercial reroofing, including a discussion of the impacts of retrofit construction on energy efficiency.

    This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1.50 hour

    The beauty of Primitive Architecture has often been dismissed as accidental.  This architecture has always been, throughout different locations and times, an extension to it’s environment, a natural and ecological connection, creating a symbiosis shelter between Man and Nature.  The wisdom to be derived from them goes beyond economic and esthetic consideration; Vernacular Architecture does not go through fashion cycles. It is nearly immutable, indeed, unimprovable since it serves its purpose to perfection.  This lecture will aim to restore this architecture as an untapped resource of inspiration for industrial man trapped in his chaotic cities; an analysis of vernacular architecture from around the globe, along with projects I’ve built that uses this specific knowledge, turning in in an ultra-contemporary legacy.


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  •  3 hour

    "Pre-registration for sites required for festival delegates only: Due to the logistics of this activity, there will be a maximum of 300 participants, and a limited number of registrations at each of the six sites throughout downtown Nanaimo. Site registration is required at time of registration. Please visit the Charrette page for more information on each of the sites to determine which you would like to help inform. Please note: Participants will receive bagged lunches, delivered to Diana Krall Plaza by noon. "


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  •  1 hour

    "Acre Architects is developing a practice of Storied Architecture in Atlantic Canada. The Acre frames its work within a global context with a commitment to local commissions that emphasize building a sense of place and identity through a willful and inspired process of storied architecture. Making its base camp in the province of New Brunswick where there are only 11 Architects under the age of 40, Acre Architects celebrates the unique nature of this architectural landscape. It engages opportunities that lie outside of larger city centres, where there is an impetus to rise above the increasing challenges commonly found on the fringe. By not taking the conventional order of things as a given, the Acre is finding a way to meaningfully create a space for architecture to contribute to the identity of Atlantic Canada and to engage the communities that house their projects. At the heart of the practice is the desire to help their clients live great stories and for those stories to create our history."


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  •  1.50 hour

    The lecture will focus on the making of a new building type and institution that sought to nurture culture and diversity. It will include the client's perspective describing the circumstances that informed the University of Toronto's decision to create a religious project in 2008, the Multifaith Centre. It also brings the architect's voice, discussing the design, the process and architectural vision. The architect's perspective will touch on how the Multifaith Centre has influenced other projects. The session will provide information about the programs, mandate and uses as well as the architectural resolution of the Centre.


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  •  6 hour

    Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located 1.5 hours south of Nanaimo, and internationally renowned as the “City of Gardens”, for it’s some 1500 hanging baskets that adorn lampposts through the city each summer. Victoria is home to Francis Rattenbury’s Neo-Baroque Parliament Building’s and The Fairmont Empress Hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada. More information on Victoria is available at tourismvictoria.com Architectural Highlights of this tour include completed works en-route to Victoria: Brentwood College Architect: Merrick Architecture & Christine Lintott Architects View Royal Fire Hall & Public Safety Building Architect: HCMA Reliable Controls Annex – CaGBC LEED-Platinum Certified Architect: D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism Architectural Highlights of this tour include completed works in Victoria: Dockside Green, Phase 1 – CaGBC LEED-Platinum Certified Architect: D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism The Atrium Building – RAIC/CaGBC National Award of Excellence for Green Architecture, LEED Gold Certified Architect: D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism Selkirk Waterfront Development & Master Plan – including CaGBC LEED Gold Certified and CaGBC LEED Gold Certification pending buildings Architect: Urban Design Cooperative/ deHoog D’Ambrosio Rowe Architects; D’Ambrosio architecture + urbanism Additional Highlights, both tourism and historic are: Parliament Buildings Architect: Francis Rattenbury The Fairmont Empress Hotel Architect: Francis Rattenbury CPR Steamship Terminal Architect: Francis Rattenbury Craigdarroch Castle Architect: H.H. Richardson PLEASE NOTE: Due to the number of sites on this tour, some sites will be seen from the exterior only or viewed from the coach. SELECTION OF THIS TOUR IS REQUIRED THROUGH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS


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  •  1.50 hour

    This walking tour will give delegates the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their charrette sites and environments and to start generating ideas before participating in the charrette on Friday morning.  Register for the location you would like to provide ideas for, and get outside to explore it during this walking tour. (Each tour may view up to three sites, within close walking proximity.)


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  •  3 hour

    "Dialogue. “People freely and creatively exploring issues, listening deeply to each other and suspending their own views in search of the truth. People in dialogue have access to a larger pool of knowledge than any one person enjoys. The primary purpose is to enlarge ideas, not to diminish them. It’s not about winning acceptance of a viewpoint, but exploring every option and agreeing to do what is right.” In this Plenary Dialogue, our panel will explore “Architectural Connexions” that shapes the places where we live and work while responding to social and cultural heritage and the environment. Big cities were once small. Small towns sometimes grow larger. History can be a wonderful teacher. The successes and failures of our cities can provide foundations for creative and new ideas that explore ways to initiate responsible and livable communities. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in the dialogue which will generate ideas for the following day’s charrette."


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  •  8 hour

    This course is designed to provide an overview of wood finishing. This includes clear finishes, pigmented finishes, stains, dyes, glazes, multi-step color finishing, and finishing systems. The course is 35% classroom and 65% hands-on.


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of the importance of the workplace break room and how ice can play a crucial role in an enhanced refreshment service. Also addressed are the different types of ice available, the equipment that produces and stores ice and the Architect/Designer’s role in specifying the equipment, taking into account key consideration factors.


  •  1.50 hour

    As a building conservator I spend a good deal of my time trying to convince skeptical people to invest large sums of money in the preservation of broken places: typically abused and abandoned by those same communities I hope to enroll to save them. Frequently, something remarkable happens along the way: almost overnight the energy changes and we experience a shift from opposition, cynicism, and vandalism; to optimism, ownership and celebration. As we increasingly seek to address the impacts of climate change through the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of our existing buildings, we need to understand better this transformational process.


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  •  2 hour

    Provides an overview of sustainable community design, with a focus on applying the six basic planning principles to integrate buildings into communities, which in turn creates healthy, peaceful, environmentally conscious spaces.

    This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  1 hour

    Discusses the benefits of using more wood, not less, to lower carbon emissions and tackle climate change, and identifies what sustainable hardwood species are the most abundant and where some of the best managed, certified hardwood forests are located. The physical and performance properties of European Beech are compared to eight other temperate hardwoods.

    This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.


  •  3 hour

    This inaugural legacy project will be facilitated by local architect, Ian Niamath, and artist and engineer, John Hofman. The intention is to record highlights of Nanaimo’s built form by quick sketching open to all delegates, and to the public, on a uniform set of papers, in whatever medium you wish! Check in at the Festival of Architecture 2016 Info Desk in the Diana Krall Plaza on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm to get your official event sketch papers and get your sketch on! Bring your favourite pencils or paints to maximize your enjoyment observing and jotting down your impressions of the downtown Nanaimo’s cityscapes and their occupants. Your submitted sketches will be stored in the Nanaimo Archives, and may one day be on display as we compare and contrast, and reflect upon local sights that inevitably change with time.


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  •  1.50 hour

    Despite hosting a third of all dwelling units in Canada, modest-cost, multi-family housing projects are rarely the recipients of Canadian national and provincial architectural awards. This session will explore the reasons why, and consider changes to improve our understanding of the importance of design in everyday life. Architects have a social duty with each building. Design quality and innovation in a ubiquitous building type is clearly under-represented in our consideration of quality in architecture. In addition to a critical analysis of architecture awards programmes, the session will illustrate design strategies for the improvement of modest-cost, mixed-use, multi-family housing in Canada. Could changing how we approach architecture awards induce a design revolution in Canada’s multi-unit housing?


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  •  1 hour

    Provides an overview of different types of mechanical ventilation systems and discusses why heat recovery ventilation (HRV) and energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems are characterized by a high level of energy efficiency and as an effective means for improving indoor air quality.

    This course is part of one or more "Course Collections". Click here to view the details.

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